changing daydreams

Hurricane Irma. She started just south of Cabo Verde and I started in Denver. We met at 17.7246° N, 64.8348° W. Fortunately St. Croix avoided the damage St. John and St….

to do list done

The to do list is done. Phew. Quite a bit of running around and phone calls. It will be replaced with one for things to settle on the island: P.O….

get it while you can?

Some of the motivation of moving to the US Virgin Islands now is the economic situation, which is similar to the one faced by Puerto Rico, another US territory. US territories…

finding the familiar

Researching a new place is fun – and doesn’t detract from the thrill of discovery. There are some aspects of my current life I wanted to be sure I replicated…

immunizations

Immunizations have started. Hepatitis A & B are conveniently delivered in the same knot-forming-arm-numbing shot. Two for A, three for B. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following if…

flight & bed

There is nothing like buying a one-way ticket to a Caribbean island. Nothing. And a one-month temporary place to stay is set. That gives me four weeks to find an…

render unto caesar

Rendering unto Caesar isn’t that difficult in the US Virgin Islands – nor should it be. Anywhere. For US citizens there is the additional burden of IRS Form 8689 –…

how did you know it was time to go?

Outside of questions about the cost of living, employment, health insurance, hurricanes, sharks, clean drinking water, healthcare, zika virus and crime (wow … people carry around quite a few anxieties)…

the weekly beach advisory

Beaches are where the land meets the sea – and where stuff on the land meets the sea. They are usually the easiest way from land to ocean, which means…

how much does it cost?

That’s the question I hear most often – “How much higher is the cost of living down there? Have you thought about that?” Mid-way through 2016 I did an experiment…